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3 Interior Design Tips for the New Year

2020 has been a tumultuous year. With everything that’s happened, starting the new year off on a new page doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Your home is a place for you to relax and unwind, and if you’re like most people, you probably found yourself inside your home more than usual this year.

As 2021 slowly approaches, it’s time to think of ways you can make your home resemble you. To help you get started, we’ve created a list of our top three interior design tips for the new year.

1. Organize

It may sound obvious, but getting your house organized should be the first thing on your list when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Day. But you don’t have to go overboard—just think of the areas of your home that need organization the most, such as your garage, living room, or kitchen pantry.

While organizing may sound tedious, you can have fun during the process. It’s a time for you to go through all of your belongings, reminisce on the good ole’ days, and get a weight off of your shoulders when it’s finally time to let go of things you no longer need.

To get started, invest in organizational tools, such as jewelry trees to put on top of your dresser or cubbies by the doorway to store shoes and other items. For the living room, look for aesthetic yet conventional tv stands for sale that can store movies, unsightly cords and controllers, and other living room essentials.

2. DIY Projects

An excellent way to express yourself and have fun is doing your very own DIY projects. DIY projects are great in that they’re a fun hobby and allow you to create something useful or aesthetic for your home. On top of that, DIY projects are often much cheaper than finding a similar piece in a store, which means your wallet will be happy.

Some easy and affordable DIY projects you might want to consider include:

  • Epoxy resin coasters: Epoxy resin is extremely versatile and can be used for various purposes, such as creating tables, jewelry, and so much more. One unique project you can do with epoxy resin is creating your own coasters for family and guests to place their drinks on. To get started, find a silicone mold in a shape you’d like your coasters to be, purchase your epoxy resin kit, and find any fun pieces you can capture in your coasters, such as dried flowers, glitter, or beads.
  • Pendant lights: The light fixtures in your home can make or break the look of your rooms. An easy way to spruce up any room is by creating your own pendant lights. Swap out run-of-the-mill flush lights with a pendant light made from a woven basket. Or, replace a standard track lighting with a vintage chandelier.
  • Artwork: If you really want to express yourself, paint your own artwork! You don’t have to be the next Da Vinci—if coloring in the lines is a challenge for you, simply paint “abstract” artwork that can pass off as anything a viewer wants it to be.  
  • Pottery: Channel your inner high school self and give Pottery 101 a second chance. Creating your own pottery is easy, and no expensive kiln is required—all you need is your oven and oven bake clay. With pottery, you can create a wide array of home decor pieces, such as vases, matchstick holders, trays, and more.

Taking time to create your own DIY project can be extremely rewarding. And who knows—maybe you’ll find you’re extremely good at a certain craft and can even monetize it by starting your own Etsy shop. 

3. Plants

You don’t have to have a green thumb to be able to take care of plants. One of the biggest trends over the past few years has been decorating with plants, and there are plenty of species that require minimal care and maintenance, making them perfect for first-time plant parents.

Some easy houseplants to help you get started include:

  • Snake grass
  • Succulents
  • Spider plants
  • Pothos
  • Peace lily
  • Ivy
  • Philodendron

From your bedroom to your kitchen, adding greenery is a great way to create a jungle-like vibe to any room.

The bottom line

When it comes to redecorating your home come the new year, there are numerous avenues you can take. With these three interior design tips, you’ll be on your way to creating a home you love to be in from morning to night.

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